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This article was published on October 4, 2013

Google search on mobile Chrome and Safari just got a little bit faster

Google search on mobile Chrome and Safari just got a little bit faster Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Google has made changes to its mobile search engine that should make clicking on results between 200-400 milliseconds faster on Chrome and Safari.

The company revealed on Thursday that it had added support for the ‘a ping’ tag. The feature allows Google to send its URL redirector request as an asynchronous call instead of waiting for a response before rerouting users to the desired page. Currently, only mobile versions of Chrome and Safari support the tag.

➤ Google mobile search is getting faster [Google+]

Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images